Osteoporosis causes bone loss, and makes bone to susceptible to fracture. The main cause of osteoporosis is estrogen
deficiency. Estrogen, calcitonin, calcium, vitamin D and antioxidants can be used to prevent osteoporosis. For the
treatment of osteoporosis, the potential biological activities of traditional medicines have been subjected to scientific
evaluation, since synthetic drugs are considered to have several side effects and they lack efficacy. Therefore, more extensive
research should be carried out to investigate the medicinal plants to be used as an alternative treatment for osteoporosis.
The present review focuses on the scientific researches on the assessment of anti-osteoporotic activity of medicinal